computer / technician / IT / developer / programmer / software

Matthew Sean Sparks

34 Princeton Dr. â— Murray, KY 42071 â— (270)293-3699 â—


Objective:  To obtain a permanent position where my skills and education would be an asset to a company, and to further promote my experience and training for future career endeavors.


Targeting IT and other related positions:

  • Graduated from Murray State University in May, 2011. Academic background in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Psychology, and English.
  • Successful in independent, as well as team settings; very quick to learn new technologies and proficient in many computer systems, languages, tools, and analyses.  Very capable writing and communication skills.



Murray State University                                                                                           Murray, KY

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science                                                           Graduated: 5/2011

Minor in Psychology

GPA: 2.61/4.00


Technological Skills:

Languages:   ADA 95, C++, C#, XML, Java, JavaScript, JSP, jQuery, ColdFusion, CSS, SQL, HTML, .NET Platforms, beginning knowledge of Prolog

Operating Systems:   Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7, some experience with Linux

Databases:   Relational Databases

Software:     All Microsoft Office applications, Open Office, numerous tools to handle adware, spyware, and other forms of malware. Knowledge of Active Directory and SCCM Control over a network. Quick to learn most basic functions of new software.



Special Projects:

  • Installation and repair of hardware and software
  • Removal/healing of malware infections in a business setting
  • Building of desktop computers from ground up
  • Small scale design and installation of home networks (involving networking between multiple technologies, i.e. computers, printers, game consoles, televisions, etc.)
  • Development of communication software utilizing various programming languages
  • Development of Random Number Generation utilizing various  programming languages
  • Development of Graphical User Interface utilizing various programming languages
  • Development of applications for Android based phones including Graphical User Interfaces, GPS targeting and tracking, and communication software utilizing Java and Google’s AppInventor software.
  • Development of web applications utilizing various programming languages




Murray State University                                                                                          Murray, KY

EMT Systems Administrator                                                 November 2012 – June 2014

  • All System Administrator related services within the Office of Enrollment
  • Design, update, and improve web applications and web pages
  • Critique and improve current systems and processes
  • Analyze, resolve, and/or define root cause of problems without supervision
  • Test for and fix bugs across applications
  • Utilize Active Directory Control over all systems within the Office of Enrollment
  • Deploy and maintain SCCM control over systems within the Office of Enrollment
  • Gather, analyze, and report Enrollment information to appropriate offices
  • Import, export, and maintain Enrollment records in third party databases as well as         in-house SQL Server databases


The Jockey Club                                                                                                    Lexington,KY

Software Developer                                                           July 2011 – November 2012

  • Develop solutions for web and mobile phone applications
  • Design and implement easy-to-use graphical user interfaces
  • Critique and improve current systems and processes
  • Analyze, resolve, and/or define root cause of problems without supervision
  • Test for and fix bugs across all applications
  • Work within teams to developer larger applications for internal use as well as customer use.


PC Re-store                                                                                                                     Murray, KY

Computer Technician                                                                                February 2011 – June 2011

  • Diagnose and repair problems with Desktop and Laptop computers
  • Software – Reformats, reinstallations, malware cleanups
  • Hardware – Repair, replacement, upgrades


Movie Gallery                                                                                                                  Murray, KY

Shift Manager                                                                                              July 2008 – January 2009

  • All responsibilities of running store in absence of higher management
  • Cash and inventory control, managing other crew members


Freelance Computer Technician                                      Murray and Paducah, KY; Camden, TN

Computer Technician                                                                                      January 2008 – Present

  • Building and maintenance of personal computers
  • Diagnose and repair software and hardware, malware removal


Taco Bell                                                                                                                             Paris, TN

Assistant General Store Manager                                                                      June 2005 – July 2008

  • All responsibilities required of General Store Manager
  • Inventory management and cash control
  • Working with technical help desk for issues involving register terminals, credit card machines, monitors, fax machine, etc.
  • Human resources management, including hiring and termination
  • Calculating the monthly Profit and Loss report; Designing weekly schedules
  • Training all other crew, and basic skills for restaurant leadership
  • ID#: 87640
  • Location: Murray, KY , 42071

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